I photographed the human banner on October 13, 2012 at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The human banner said DUMP CITIZENS UNITED.
While photographing the banner, I did not understand what they meant or who Citizens United was, but now I know. I was asked by many people at the scene what the term meant, and I shrugged my shoulders and said I don’t know. On their website Citizens United it says they are an organization that “dedicated to restoring our government to citizens’ control. Through a combination of education, advocacy, and grass roots organization, Citizens United seeks to reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security. Citizens United’s goal is to restore the founding fathers’ vision of a free nation, guided by the honesty, common sense, and good will of its citizens.”
This event was organized by a Brad Newsham, Andrew Boyd and John Sellers. They have a website humanbannersf. This event was a “a collaboration between Brad and The Other 98%, with support from CREDO Mobile, Code Pink, Common Cause, Courage Campaign, Democrats.com, Move to Amend, Public Citizen, Roots Action, Ruckus Society, and unPAC.org.
The people who formed the banner lined up and joined hands at the edge of the surf.
For video and additional pics please go to my post at Indybay.org http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/10/13/18723678.php
A viewer of my blog suggested I state this: Benjamin Grant states Citizens United is “the supreme court decision in a case brought by CU (a right-wing front group) that legalized unlimited campaign contributions through super-pacs.”
A website to check out is http://www.americaletstakeherback.com
Definition of super PAC: “A political action committee (PAC) is any organization in the United States that campaigns for or against political candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation.” More information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_action_committee